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Remember a Loved One with LOROS Colour of Ribbons Event

Alan Birchenall ties a ribbon at the 2012 event. credit LOROS
Alan Birchenall ties a ribbon at the 2012 event. credit LOROS

There is a special event being held this Saturday 5 July in the grounds of the Hospice on Groby Road. The LOROS Colour of Ribbons event is an annual occasion to be enjoyed by all. Those who attend will be able to remember a loved one who has brought colour to their life by tying a ribbon on a tree. Whether it is a relative, friend or colleague this is a great way for visitors to show how much their chosen person has positively impacted their life.



Patients with cancer, progressive neurological conditions and end-stage organ failure for whom curative treatment is no longer possible are treated at the Hospice. They can also be treated in the community based upon clinical need, regardless of background and the ability to pay. Approximately 2,500 patients access LOROS services each year, including a counselling service for patients and their families. All of these services are provided free to patients and their families at a cost of £7.5 million each year.



There are various time allocations available on the day which guests can arrange prior to the event- the times will be 10am, 11am and 12noon. The colour of ribbon can be chosen to suit the personality of the person being remembered. Even though there are no official services as part of the Colour of Ribbons event, there will still be access to the Chapel and the Garden of Light and Reflection during the day.


Ribbons on a tree to remember a loved one. Credit. LOROS

A range of refreshments will be available on the day. Along with this, there is a cake bake off on 4 July, visitors at the Colour of Ribbons event will be able to purchase these cakes if they wish. The bake off was an opportunity for staff at LOROS, a charity whose aim is to enhance the quality of life of adult patients, to challenge one another and demonstrate their cooking skills.


LOROS receives a small grant from the NHS, yet the charity relies on the local community and businesses in order to raise the remaining funds to keep the hospice up and running. Therefore any donation at the event will be greatly appreciated.



The Colour of Ribbons event is a great way to remember a loved one and allows visitors to appreciate the ray of colours on the tree- which is an unmissable sight. This also brings the community together allowing people to cherish positive memories of their loved ones. Visitors must book if they wish to attend the Colour of Ribbons event. For any further information please contact the Fundraising Department on 0116 231 8431.

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